Meet our Fellowship Staff!
Kevin Barke | SenioR Pastor
Contact Pastor Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since February 2005 Kevin has been serving as Senior Pastor of Fellowship. He graduated from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with his Masters of Divinity (1988) and has served churches in Wisconsin and Texas. Originally from Canada, Kevin now calls Texas home along his wife Vicki (a native Texan) and their two sons.
His passion in ministry is to help people understand and live out God’s life-changing Word. In addition to his teaching ministry, Kevin believes that all followers of Christ are called to be part of God’s work in reaching this world. He is always looking for ways and opportunities the message of God’s amazing love and grace can be shared with others both at home and around the world.
One of his favorite verses is Philippians 1:21, “For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
Drew Adams | Pastoral Assistant
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Drew has served on staff at Fellowship since September, 2017. He graduated in 2017 from Bethel University in McKenzie, TN with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with a Pre-Ministerial Emphasis. Currently he is pursuing his Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Originally from Southeast Georgia, Drew spent four years in West Tennessee attending college before moving to Texas. He has served churches in Tennessee and Texas. Drew lives in Fort Worth with his wife Shelbi.
Drew has a passion for seeking ways to communicate the good news of Jesus to the church and the community around him as well as building relationships between the church and surrounding communities. He also seeks to encourage authentic and genuine worship in the church across generation and ethnic divides.
One of Drew’s favorite verses is Isaiah 61:1-2: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all who mourn;”
Joe Cortopassi | Student Director
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After moving to Texas from California, Joe has been serving at Fellowship Baptist as the Student Director since the beginning of 2019. He was a student of Faith Bible Church Murrieta’s Training Center program, where he served in a variety of roles from community group leader, student ministry staff, and church planter along with a small group of faithful individuals.
His passion for ministry is to help people have an accurate understanding of God’s Word, while making sure it is clear enough to apply to their daily lives. He enjoys serving alongside his wife Cortney, as they help the Jr. High and High School students develop a faith that is their own
Shelbi grew up and currently resides in the Fort Worth area. In addition to spending lots of time with her large family (in which her favorite role is being “auntie” to her three nieces), Shelbi’s free time is occupied with photography, baking, reading, writing, and traveling. When she’s not working in the Fellowship office, you can probably find her in a local coffee shop plotting her next adventure.
Kelsey is native to Ohio, but grew up just around the corner from Fellowship. She is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business. Her heart for church ministry is driven by a passion for taking Christ to the community, and building community in the church. She is also currently serving as a preschool teacher, and is an aspiring children's book author.
One of Kelsey's favorite verses is 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”